So is it ‘back to work’ or never stopping? And why? Because we’re cash-strapped and can’t afford to retire? Or healthier and realising that working can actually keep you healthy? Well, it all depends, of course. More than likely, those that need the money are in jobs where there’s their physical ability to keep at it will limit what they can do. If you like what you do and it’s your brain rather than brawn which can keep you at it, carrying on past the once traditional stopping age is a more attractive and possible option. And so the divides continue to widen, as they will, alas, as the next generation, with no final salary pensions or houses from which to downsize, will have far less choices.
Not sure how many of us actually fantasise about living into our hundreds nor the extent to which we can prepare for it.